Acts 9:3-6

3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.
4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied.
6 “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

Acts 9:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
ESV
3 Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.
NLT
3 As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him.
MSG
3 He set off. When he got to the outskirts of Damascus, he was suddenly dazed by a blinding flash of light.
CSB
3 As he traveled and was nearing Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.

Acts 9:3-6 In-Context

1 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest
2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.
4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied.
6 “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone.
8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.

Cross References 3

  • 1. 1 Corinthians 15:8
  • 2. Isaiah 6:8
  • 3. ver 16; Ezekiel 3:22
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